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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]''  
  
Pre-statehood settlers of [[Portal:Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] generally were English Protestants, but liberal policies attracted French Huguenots, Blacks, Jews, and other minorities. Heavy Irish immigration began about 1830 and continued through the rest of the nineteenth century. A great influx of French Canadians began after the Civil War and continued to the turn of the century. Rhode Islanders leaving the state often went to areas such as Vermont and Nova Scotia.  
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Pre-statehood settlers of [[Rhode Island]] generally were English Protestants, but liberal policies attracted French Huguenots, Blacks, Jews, and other minorities. Heavy Irish immigration began about 1830 and continued through the rest of the nineteenth century. A great influx of French Canadians began after the Civil War and continued to the turn of the century. Rhode Islanders leaving the state often went to areas such as Vermont and Nova Scotia.  
  
 
Beginning about 1880, overseas emigration shifted from northern Europe to southern and eastern Europe. The Italians were the largest ethnic group to arrive at this time. Other groups who arrived in Rhode Island between 1880 and 1915 include the Portuguese colonials, Poles, and Jews from Russia.  
 
Beginning about 1880, overseas emigration shifted from northern Europe to southern and eastern Europe. The Italians were the largest ethnic group to arrive at this time. Other groups who arrived in Rhode Island between 1880 and 1915 include the Portuguese colonials, Poles, and Jews from Russia.  
  
 
Sources of information about ethnic groups, such as French Canadians, Blacks, and Jews, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under RHODE ISLAND - MINORITIES.  
 
Sources of information about ethnic groups, such as French Canadians, Blacks, and Jews, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under RHODE ISLAND - MINORITIES.  
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More detailed information on immigration sources [[United States Emigration and Immigration]].
  
 
=== Records  ===
 
=== Records  ===
  
The major port of entry to New England is Boston, Massachusetts. The Family History Library and the National Archives have passenger lists for Boston for 1820 to March 1874 and 1883 to 1935 (listed in the Family History Library Catalog under MASSACHUSETTS, SUFFOLK, BOSTON - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION). The following indexes are also available:
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==== Rhode Island Ports  ====
  
'''1820-74'''. These years are indexed in the Supplemental Index . . . Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports . . . (FHL films 418161-348). They are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
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*'''1723-1790''' ''Maritime Papers of Rhode Island'' {{FHL|353894|item|disp=FHL films 954931 (first of 12)}}
  
'''1848-91''' (on FHL films beginning with 205656), 1902-06, and 1906-20 (on FHL films beginning with 1724620). They are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under MASSACHUSETTS, SUFFOLK, BOSTON - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION.
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*'''1726-1786''' ''Admiralty Papers'' {{FHL|358097|item|disp=FHL films 954917–954922}}
  
The Massachusetts State Archives also has Boston passenger lists for 1848 to 1874 and 1883 to 1891. This includes records for the nine years missing from the National Archives records. The 1848 to 1891 index described above is an index to the state lists, but it can also be used for the National Archives records.  
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*'''1798-1872''' Rhode Island passenger lists : port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872; ports of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871 {{FHL|573837|item|disp=FHL book 974.5 W3t}}
  
Incomplete nineteenth-century passenger lists for:
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*'''1820-1870''' Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830231}}
  
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*'''1820-1867''' Providence, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL films 830245-46}}
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| Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island 1820 to 1870 <br>
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*'''1820-1857''' Newport, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830236}}
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*'''1829-1857''' List of American seamen of Providence District pursuant to the act for the relief and protection of American seamen&nbsp;: found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I. {{FHL|606655|item|disp=FHL film 022383 item 2}}
| Providence, Rhode Island 1820 to 1867
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| FHL films 830245-46
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*'''1912-1943''' ''Passenger Lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943; book indexes, 1911-1934; card indexes, 1911-1926'' {{FHL|291681|item|disp=FHL films 1421060-68}}
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| Newport, Rhode Island 1820 to 1857
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*To see other indexes and information regarding Passenger Lists, access Family History Library Catalog under:
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*The Rhode Island Historical Society has Marine Hospital Records, Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870, Maritime papers, 1723 to 1790 and Admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.
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==== Port of Boston  ====
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The major port of entry to New England is Boston, Massachusetts. The Family History Library and the National Archives have passenger lists for Boston for 1820 to March 1874 and 1883 to 1935 (listed in the Family History Library Catalog under MASSACHUSETTS, SUFFOLK, BOSTON - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION). The following indexes are also available:
  
<br>are available at the '''Family History Library '''and the National Archives. These lists are in ''Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports . . . Atlantic and Gulf Coasts . . .'' listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION. For indexes to these lists, see Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists . . . Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports . . . listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
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*'''1820-1891''' ''Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston 1820-1891; with index, 1848-1891'' {{FHL|70879|item|disp=films 205656 (first film).}} Also online at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1860873|Massachusettts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891}}
  
The Family History Library and the National Archives have passenger lists for:  
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*'''1848-1891''' The [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ Massachusetts State Archives] has an online searchable index for the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html Boston Passenger Manifest]
  
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*'''1891-1943''' ''Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1943; Book indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec. 31, 1920'' {{FHL|341169|item|disp=FHL films 1324975 (first film)}}
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| Providence, Rhode Island 1912 to 1916 <br>
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| FHL films 1421060-68
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| Book indexes, 1911 to 1934
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| FHL films 1375940-54
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<br>These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under RHODE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, PROVIDENCE - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION.
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==== Atlantic Ports  ====
  
'''The Rhode Island Historical Society has:'''  
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*'''1820-1874''' FamilySearch Historical Records on line {{RecordSearch|1921756|United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874}} See Wiki Page article [[United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
*Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870.  
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*'''1820-74'''. ''A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) {{FHL|67478|item|disp=FHL films 418161-348}}''
*Providence crew lists, 1803-84 (FHL film 022383 item 2 has lists for 1829-57).
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*Marine Hospital records, 1798-1870.
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The Rhode Island State Archives and the Family History Library have copies of maritime papers, 1723 to 1790, and admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.
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==== General  ====
  
More detailed information on U.S. immigration sources is in the United States Research Outline (30972).
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*Consult passenger lists of other New England ports and for ports in Canada. Records of Canadian border entries from 1895 to 1949 are on 400 films at the Family History Library. {{FHL|452590|item|disp=FHL films 1472801-1473201.}} This is also found on line at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1803785|United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States 1895-1956}}
  
Also consult passenger lists of other New England ports and for ports in Canada. Records of Canadian border entries from 1895 to 1949 are on 400 films at the Family History Library (FHL films 1472801-1473201). There are also soundex indexes for the records from 1895-1924 and 1924-1952. The records are in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION.  
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*Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby, ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,'' 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-) {{FHL|291926|item|disp=FHL book 973 W32p}} The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes.
  
Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby,''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,'' 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-; FHL book 973 W32p). The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes. <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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[[Category:Rhode_Island|Emigration]] [[Category:Huguenots]] [[Category:English]][[Category:United States Emigration and Immigration]]

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United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Emigration and Immigration

Pre-statehood settlers of Rhode Island generally were English Protestants, but liberal policies attracted French Huguenots, Blacks, Jews, and other minorities. Heavy Irish immigration began about 1830 and continued through the rest of the nineteenth century. A great influx of French Canadians began after the Civil War and continued to the turn of the century. Rhode Islanders leaving the state often went to areas such as Vermont and Nova Scotia.

Beginning about 1880, overseas emigration shifted from northern Europe to southern and eastern Europe. The Italians were the largest ethnic group to arrive at this time. Other groups who arrived in Rhode Island between 1880 and 1915 include the Portuguese colonials, Poles, and Jews from Russia.

Sources of information about ethnic groups, such as French Canadians, Blacks, and Jews, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under RHODE ISLAND - MINORITIES.

More detailed information on immigration sources United States Emigration and Immigration.

Contents

Records

Rhode Island Ports

  • 1798-1872 Rhode Island passenger lists : port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872; ports of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871 FHL book 974.5 W3t
  • 1829-1857 List of American seamen of Providence District pursuant to the act for the relief and protection of American seamen : found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I. FHL film 022383 item 2
  • 1912-1943 Passenger Lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943; book indexes, 1911-1934; card indexes, 1911-1926 FHL films 1421060-68
  • To see other indexes and information regarding Passenger Lists, access Family History Library Catalog under:
RHODE ISLAND - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
  • The Rhode Island Historical Society has Marine Hospital Records, Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870, Maritime papers, 1723 to 1790 and Admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.

Port of Boston

The major port of entry to New England is Boston, Massachusetts. The Family History Library and the National Archives have passenger lists for Boston for 1820 to March 1874 and 1883 to 1935 (listed in the Family History Library Catalog under MASSACHUSETTS, SUFFOLK, BOSTON - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION). The following indexes are also available:

  • 1891-1943 Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1943; Book indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec. 31, 1920 FHL films 1324975 (first film)

Atlantic Ports

  • 1820-74. A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) FHL films 418161-348

General

  • Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-) FHL book 973 W32p The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes.